Over the past three years, Minnesota women, from the Presbyterian and Methodist churches have created baby kits and post-partum kits to ship to Tikonko Chiefdom in Sierra Leone. More than 300 kits have been shipped by barrels to be distributed at three Maternal health posts in Tikonko, Kassama and
RHCI’s Outreach Coordinator, Mohammed Kabba, participated in the Sierra Leone Country-wide campaign using the RHCI Motorbike to distribute bed nets, plus albendazole for deworming and Vitamin A to prevent blindness to every family in the Tikonko Catchment area.
The campaign lasted from May 26 to June 10th. Mr.
PICS Bags and a Groundnut Grinder were two new improvements introduced to the Tikonko farmers by Dr. Gary Johnson while he was still living in Tikonko in early 2017.
The PICS Bags, or Purdue Improved Crop Storage bags, were suggested by agronomist Steve Clarke, retired from U of MN. These
Under the direction of Mr. Sonny Vandi, a huge vegetable garden has been planted on the RHCI land next to the Birth Waiting Home. In addition, fruit trees, including mango, orange, banana, plantain and coconut trees have been planted and will provide healthy food in several years.
The long term
As of June 4, 2017, the Birth Waiting Home (BWH) complex in Tikonko, Sierra Leone is in its final stages of construction. Currently the construction team, under contractor Sampson Tommy, is building the latrine, water tower and triage building.
Meanwhile, back in Minnesota, the BWH committee is working
Dr. Gary Johnson shares one of many stories from his recent work in Tikonko, Sierra Leone.
So, I get a call one morning while I’m still living in Tikonko from our new friend, Anita, a Maternal Child Health Aide in the remote village of Kassama. There is a woman with
From Dr. Gary Johnson
Every Friday for the past two yeasr, RHCI has partnered with the Tikonko CHC to operate outreach clinics in rural Tikonko Chiefdom.
We serve the communities of Sunga, Lembema, Dodo, and Gbalihun. These communities were strategically selected to be gateways to even more remote villages, thereby
Dr. Gary Johnson, known locally in Tikonko as “Joe Tikonko” has returned to Minnesota after living most of the past year in Tikonko. RHCI appreciates all the work he and his wife Sandra have done to help the people of Tikonko, including medical care, relationship building, developing RHCI’s programs, and
Mother’s day is approaching on May 14th. This Mother’s Day, surprise your Mom with a unique, meaningful gift. Help improve the life of a mother in Sierra Leone, by assisting in the beginning operations of the Birth Waiting Home in Tikonko.
For any donation made, your mother will receive a
The Taste of Africa II was well attended on March 26, 2017 with over 200 people enjoying the food from the following African restaurants or vendors: Afro Deli, Flamingo Restaurant, Dichi’s Kitchen, and Kumba Senesie catering.
Over $20,000 was successfully raised which will fund the completion of the Birth Waiting